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    I'm going to university next year and like the majority of people I'm so nervous!

    But, I honestly, barely go anywhere and now I'm just going to throw myself into a really uncomfortable situation. I can see myself becoming isolated. I struggle to go places alone it sounds stupid really. I don't really go out. I don't know why I've just always been like it really, but when speaking to me I come across confident most of the time.

    I just have no idea how I'm going to cope at university. Also I'm not someone who really likes parties and stuff. I'm just so scared.

    Any advice?

    I think if you push yourself to meet new people and try new things, you will like it. Even if you try a society and you find it isn't for you, at least you can say that you gave it a chance.

    Start off small but talking to flatmates and course mates - they are in the same boat as you. They don't know anybody and are looking to meet new people.

    Attend the freshers' fair and join up to societies that interest you. Societies hold different events (it can range from clubbing, bowling, karaoke, dinner, film nights, games day, etc.) during the year and it gives you a chance to pursue your interests and meet like minded people. University is a great chance to try new things and gives you an opportunity to broaden your horizons.

    You'll adapt!

    Honestly I was just like you when I started uni. I got a lift to school, always went to the shops with someone, didn't really meet up with my friends outside of school, didn't ever go clubbing or anything.
    Moving to uni was so scary for me but you just adapt. Things you never used to do like going places alone become something you have to do so you just get on with it. Push yourself to talk to people in the first few weeks and try new things. You might not like everyone or everything you try but it's part of the experience. You learn to become much more independent.

    Be yourself and you'll be okay! Everyone's in the same boat and no one finds it easy all of the time
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